Not unlike the laboratory of a mad scientist, Josue Maldonaldo’s gadget-filled studio on the outskirts of Detroit is full of odd and fascinating creations. By day, Maldonaldo sculpts life-sized model cars for Ford, but by night, he creates his very own artwork as part of a side project he’s titled 27 Robots. Combining found objects and parts molded from his own casts, Maldonaldo’s sculptures are purposefully musical (“so people have to pick them up”), but always wildly imaginative and charming.
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